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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Summer Chillin': West African Ginger Drink

In today's Summer Chillin' blog post I thought I'd try something a little different. In honor of Kojo's African roots (one of the characters in my M/M romance Saltwater Lover) I thought I'd give you a simple West African ginger drink recipe. Only make this if you really like ginger. :)

West African Ginger Drink

3 large ginger roots
6 limes
2-3 cups of water
1 heaped tbsp peppercorns
1 heaped tbsp raw sugar

Leaving the skin on, chop the ginger into small pieces.
Chop lime with rind into small chunks.

In a blender, put more ginger than lime and add enough water to be able to blend it. Taste the mixture as you go and add more lime or ginger as needed.

Strain the mixture through a sieve into a bowl and squeeze remaining juice from the pulp.

In the blender add peppercorns and sugar – then return the strained liquid to the blender and blend until smooth.

Once more strain the mixture through a sieve into a saucepan.

Heat the saucepan and bring the liquid to the boil. As soon as the liquid has reached boiling point take it off the heat and allow to cool.

Pour liquid over ice and add a little cold water and drink!


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1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    I am very impressed after reading through parts of your blog. With your cooking skills I think you could be interested in this competition I have found. You cook your national dish and then you have the opportunity to win an iPad mini or money. It could also be a good chance for you to let more people know about your blog since you will be shown on their homepage and in a cookbook!
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